New Level Brewing Wizard’s Revenge – American IPA at 7% ABV | 30 IBU

New Level Brewing Wizard’s Revenge American IPA at 7% ABV | 30 IBU (C$4.27 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 8-Nov-2018, acquired 15-Jan-2019, reviewed 25-Jan-2019)

Appearance: slightly hazy deep gold with two fingers of rocky white head, good retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: grainy caramel, grassy weeds, strawberries. (6/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate-low bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, sweet mild bitter finish. (3/5)

Much too sweet for my preference, with only afterthoughts of strawberry. What there is of the strawberry flavour doesn’t taste fake, necessarily, but is certainly mild. The biggest problem is the sweetness, which verges on cloying. I think I might have to give up on the whole “milkshake IPA” subgenera, because I’ve yet to find one I actually enjoyed. (13/20)

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